About

Father, husband, chaplain, teacher, pastor, and all the other roles I occupy from time to time. I’m an Active Duty US Army chaplain. I am ordained and endorsed by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Disclaimer: Nothing written on this site reflects the official views of the United States Army, the United States Army Chaplain Corps, or the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ask me just about anything and I might write about it. Mostly. Well, there might be some caveats. But really, ask me about it and I’ll respond. Promise. Just might take a bit sometimes.

Here is a sign that hangs on my door. It describes my ministry.

No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Really. I mean that.
Liberal, Conservative, Independent, and Apathetic.
Fat, Skinny, In-between and struggling.
Atheist, Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Agnostic, Pagan, Heathen, and None.
Seeing a theme here? If I left you out, know that I include you.
Gay, Straight, and everything in between.
Church going and church avoiding.

You are welcome here.

As your chaplain, I make you this promise:
I will not judge you.
I will not condemn you.
I will ask the hard questions necessary for growth.
I will extend the grace of God to you.

You are welcome into this Sacred and Safe space.

 

4 responses to “About

  1. Charles "Buck" Bennett

    Good to see your still preaching….have you used any of the Bennett sermon notes?

  2. Hello, I’ve enjoyed some of your posts and have nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award.” Not sure how “official” it is, but it will surely be a little fun. For more information about it and the awards requirements see my blog where I was nominated: http://daryldensford.com/2012/12/08/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  3. Jan Mackenzie

    Hello, Jon, from FCC, Hsv. We miss you and your family. I am proud to see your blog on GLAD Alliance’s site. I am proud of you. Prayers for you and my love to you and your family.

  4. David Bartlett

    Hi, my name is David Bartlett and I’m in the US Navy’s chaplain candidate program and a commissioned officer through them. Currently I am a full time seminary student and youth pastor with FCC Corpus Christi. As of right now my endorser is not doc but I was looking for more info about that. If you wouldn’t mind contacting me that would be greatly appreciated.

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